from now on, we (the MEPEACE Dialogue Team, that is Cigdem Yilmazer, Jessica de Souza and myself) will, after each chat workshop (a new kind of event taking place every second Sunday), open a dedicated 'after-event discussion' in order to give the workshop participants and other interested members the chance to elaborate on their points raised during the workshop, share new ideas on the respective topic with others, and discuss with others about the topic.
Information about our event which successfully took place on 03 Jan can be found here:
The leading questions were:
1 Why do 'we' believe the media? Can we all 'really' make up our own minds instead?
2 To what extent are 'traditional' media losing their important role? What can 'we' do to involve everybody (including those who believe in traditional media alone) in dialogue? How can we most effectively use Web 2.0 applications?
During the 90 minutes of live discussion, the ten participants plus moderators already addressed these questions to a large extent. However, feel free to add anything here. But please stick to the topic:
Media's effects on society as an opinion-molder
The Dialogue Team won't interfere in this discussion, however, take into account that 'normal' moderation (as in every other discussion) applies - so please observe the MEPEACE.org Guidelines.
This discussion will be open for replies and comments until Saturday, 16 January
, the day before the next MEPEACE.org Chat, at Sunday, 17 January. There will only be one 'open' after-event discussion at one time.